Background

An Entrepreneur Is Born…

Dave was born to older parents from the Great Depression era. They enforced strict values that shaped his relentless determination to pursue excellence. When Dave was an infant his parents moved the family from San Diego, to a cattle ranch in Southern Nevada where he would spend his formative years.

Growing up there were no prizes for a job well done other than the satisfaction earned from accomplishing something through determination and perseverance. By todays standards Dave’s parents may seem harsh and as a boy he would have agreed. As an adult, Dave credits his parents for properly equipping him to successfully lean into the many challenges life would throw his way.

A Return to Southern California…

Even from his youth Dave had his sights far beyond the small ranch town where he grew up. When the family made their way back to Southern California at age 12 he began to move rapidly into his life path. Inspired by the entrepreneurial genius of George Lucas, Dave would take hold of the family Super 8 Movie Camera and begin a creative path that would ultimately lead to his first major venture.

Dave was quickly becoming a man and pushed back on limitations, with a strong desire to shape life into the forward leaning place he knew it could be. Like most young men Dave wanted acceptance from his peers and with this adolescent goal in mind he would work multiple jobs, start a window washing business and ultimately roll onto his high school campus in a restored German sports car. With that shallow high school goal met, he needed a greater and more meaningful challenge. He pursued a job at a mall eatery and after much determination and long hours working off the clock, he was given the opportunity to manage all aspects of the operation. In those days schools encouraged young people to grow up quickly and become productive contributing members of society. His school counselor allowed him to leave in the morning, so he could spend the last semester of his senior year managing the business.

The First Big Thing…

Shortly after graduating high school, Dave made a loan and started his first real venture, he was 19 and would never look back. The company was called Live Lights. Over the course of the next 30 years Dave grew as an entrepreneur and successfully guided the company through a rapidly changing world. Along the way he would face many hardships, both professionally and personally and was ultimately being prepared for the next big thing.

Read The Live Lights Story

Same Values New Direction…

After decades of pushing the boundaries of the live production industry, Dave began to turn his sights to new endeavors. He began the process of winding down the Live Lights era, while quietly developing and testing a new business plan that would pave the way for a different type of venture tailored for the next 30 years. Dave is currently leveraging his resources to bring about this new venture, with the hope of inspiring younger minds as to the amazing world that could be, a world where mankind has already begun to push the boundaries of science, engineering and design.